Serving as an architectural primer to the streets of the capital from an architect's point of view, Buildings of London leads the reader on a journey around the city through the evocative paintings of architect Roger FitzGerald, combining his keen eye for detail and construction with a fascination for discovery.
Through collage, texture and bold colour, each scene of London is vividly brought to life. Alongside iconic buildings such as St Paul's, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods, Buildings of London also depicts areas of the city where buildings form the backdrop to the vibrancy of the everyday: the panorama of the skyscraper punctuated skyline viewed from Waterloo Bridge, the bustle of Borough Market and the neon glow of Piccadilly Circus, among others.
With introductory texts covering different aspects that have formed the city, each chapter is a wealth of imagery. The paintings are accompanied by short descriptions, giving historical and architectural context with delightful personal insights that make this an intriguing and inspiring guide to the architectural delights of the capital city.